#South Caicos, July 6, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – Soroptimist International Organization, a global volunteer organization that economically empowers women and girls by providing access to education – the single most effective anti-poverty intervention – recently brought sixth graders from South Caicos’ Iris Stubbs Primary School to the Turks and Caicos Islands’ newest luxury resort, Sailrock Resort, as part of their Personal Development Program.
Traditionally, much of the local population of South Caicos moves to Providenciales after completing their education, and the South Caicos subsidiary of Soroptimist International Organization seeks to change the narrative. Club Secretary of Soroptimist International of South Caicos and Former President of Soroptimist International of the Caribbean Network, Madeline Mills said, “After finishing their schooling, many people from South Caicos are moving to Provo in order to look for jobs. As more and more people leave South Caicos, it results in a brain drain. We want to ensure that the youth here are aware of all of the opportunities available in South Caicos and understand that working in Provo is not their only option.”
The sixth graders received the full Sailrock experience. Students were picked up from their classroom and chauffeured to the resort. Human Resources Coordinator, Stacey-Ann Wharton greeted the children and began the tour. The students explored various areas, such as the front desk, lobby, beach, pool, as well as the kitchen. Visiting the Beachfront Villas was a hit as Spa Manager, Juni Erawati, and her spa team treated the sixth graders to massages. The students also loved the bar as Food and Beverage Manager, Putra Ratnaya mixed them up kid-friendly refreshments.
Stacey-Ann Wharton said, “It was a pleasure to host the sixth-grade students of Iris Stubbs Primary School for Soroptimist International of South Caicos’ Personal Development Program. By introducing the students to various departments, including Human Resources, Spa, Reservations, Maintenance, as well as Food and Beverage, they were able to see how important each and every department is to the functioning of a luxury resort.”
The 54-acre luxury resort is continuing to progress as more Ridgetop Residences and Beachfront Villas are being constructed with new bedroom configurations in order to accommodate more guests.
“As Sailrock continues to develop and expand its operations, more and more job opportunities will come available. South Caicos has an extremely bright future and we’re happy to have been able to work with Soroptimist International of South Caicos in order to provide an opportunity for the students of Iris Stubbs Primary School to expand their knowledge of the hospitality industry. We look forward to seeing many of these children getting a closer look at the industry and the opportunities available in South Caicos in a few years through our Sailrock Summer Internship Program” added Wharton.
The annual Sailrock Summer Internship Program was created exclusively for students of Turks and Caicos Community College and South Caicos’ Marjorie Basden High School. Through the program, students are able to apply their academic knowledge and experience the hospitality industry first hand while earning salaries. The 2018 Sailrock Summer Internship Program commences on July 9th and concludes on August 24th. Interns will be hired in various departments including Food & Beverage, Cost Control, Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Reservations. Sailrock thanks the students from Turks and Caicos Community College and Marjorie Basden High School for displaying significant interest in the 2nd Sailrock Summer Internship Program.
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